I spotted this over at the Rock House blog and it is something I have always thought pickup companies should do, EMG have announced the first set of solderless install pickups in their range starting with the Pro Series pickguards and the new X-Series pickups but they are going to phase this feature into the rest of their range throughout 2009.
“A user friendly approach to the installation process is essential; not only for end-users but manufacturers as well.' says Rob Turner, founder and President of EMG Inc. 'œWe have succeeded in simplifying the process of both installation and upgrading of pickups, putting the players in complete control. Now expanded to everything from pots, to input jacks, to pickups, this is the next generation of our quick-connect concept.'
Finally someone as useless as me with a soldering iron can swap out pickups!